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Last Friday night, US warships launched airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets.

Vernuccio’s View: America’s Nuclear Posture

By Frank V. Vernuccio, Esq. According to the White House, “Over the past decade, despite United States efforts to reduce the roles and numbers of nuclear weapons, other nuclear nations grew their stockpiles, increased the prominence of nuclear weapons in their […]

by · April 18, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
Last Friday night, US warships launched airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets.

Opinion: Syrian Crisis A Worldwide Danger

By Frank V. Vernuccio [On Friday night, US and European allies launched airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets as President Trump sought to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people. The dangers in […]

by · April 15, 2018 · Op Ed, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: Iran’s Missile Threat

The world’s attention is currently focused on North Korea, but Iran should not be ignored due to its weapons program, its support for worldwide terrorism, and its ongoing aggressiveness in the Middle East. The Iran nuclear deal, which only temporarily […]

by · March 19, 2018 · Vernuccio's View

Vernuccio’s View: China’s Hypersonic Technology Leads World

China’s extraordinary advances in hypersonic technology, giving the world’s most populous nation a lead in this crucial field, should be the final conclusion of an international strategic concept long and mistakenly held by some civilian analysts. Despite the fact that […]

by · March 8, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: Trump Seeks Change in Defense Strategy

The Trump Administration is seeking a dramatic but little-discussed shift in American defense strategy, and has made its intention clear in the 2019 Executive Budget Request. According to proposed spending plan, the National Defense Strategy “prioritizes major power competition, and […]

by · February 28, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Potential China-The Vatican Deal Criticized

Vernuccio’s View: Potential China-The Vatican Deal Criticized

It appears that Pope Francis is close to coming to an agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. The Communist government recognizes only bishops within its borders who are designated by the government, but underground churches in […]

by · February 21, 2018 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Should National Security be a Bargaining Chip?

Vernuccio’s View: Should National Security be a Bargaining Chip?

US national security and the provision of an adequate defense budget for America’s diminished armed forces (since 1991, the naval forces dropped from 546 ships to 285; the Army fell from 76 brigades to 45; and the Air Force lost […]

by · February 14, 2018 · Military, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Civil Defense Neglected

Vernuccio’s View: Civil Defense Neglected

The utter confusion and ill-preparedness that was evident in the aftermath of Hawaii’s mistaken alert about an incoming North Korean missile highlighted the irresponsible and dangerous abandonment of civil defense preparedness throughout the nation. Americans who grew up during the […]

by · February 7, 2018 · Military, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: Oceans Under Seige

The hyperbolic  claims of some environmental extremists causes many challenges facing the planet to receive less credence than they deserve. One of the most significant of these is the pollution of the oceans. The Oceanic Society reports that “Plastic pollution is one […]

by · January 31, 2018 · Environment, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: America Under Threat: A New Assessment

The Department of Defense has just released its new National Defense Strategy. In essence, it formally announces that the cold war is back in full swing, with a disturbing difference: this time, U.S. enemies extend far beyond just Moscow. To add to […]

by · January 24, 2018 · Military, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Hawaii residents received false emergency alert about an incoming missile - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Vernuccio’s View: Past U.S. Policy Failures Led to Current Crises

Hawaii’s recent “false alarm” about an inbound missile created so much panic due to the credibility of an actual nuclear attack. The reality that the entire U.S. mainland, and indeed, much of the world, is now in range of North […]

by · January 17, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: Cutting Aid to Pakistan Long Overdue

President Donald Trump’s decision to cut aid to Pakistan was long overdue. Legitimate questions had been raised in the past concerning U.S. financial assistance to Pakistan. The Islamabad government has continued to turn a blind eye towards terrorist activities within […]

by · January 10, 2018 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Russia’s Heightened Military Threat

Vernuccio’s View: Russia’s Heightened Military Threat

The Trump Administration is levying sanctions on Russia for violating a nuclear arms pact. It’s a response the Obama Administration failed to make. The White House move is part of its attitude of realism in dealing with international threats. Todd […]

by · January 3, 2018 · Military, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: 2018’s Key Resolutions

The fresh attitude brought about by a New Year should lead to resolutions effectively addressing the most serious and long-standing problems affecting the nation.   There are several issues that, if effectively dealt with, could dramatically improve the nation. Health care […]

by · December 26, 2017 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Tuesday after a historic 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

Vernuccio’s View: America to Return to Moon, Economy to Benefit

The New Year will see a new start for America’s manned space program, and the U.S. economy President Trump has signed a Presidential Memorandum designed to “Reinvigorate America’s Human Space Exploration Program.  The document proclaims “Beginning with missions beyond low-Earth orbit, the […]

by · December 20, 2017 · News, Opinion, Science, Vernuccio's View